CIRTA is a hybrid film project that combines a short fiction film and a feature-length documentary whose concept and making echo and complement each other. The two segments share the same setting, the city of El Kef.
Although there are no more cinemas in this region today, for many years a magical place has illuminated the lives of the inhabitants of El Kef: the Cirta cinema. It has been closed for many years and transformed into a café, yet its name remains shrouded in nostalgia, associated with many anecdotes that have forged the local mythology. Among them, the film charts the astonishing journey from street life to cinema experience of Bahri Rahali and Lamine Nahdi, two children from El Kef who became renowned comedians in Tunisia.